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Trafford Council has adjusted its temporary cycle lane in Sale to help ease recent traffic issues in the area

The local authority has today moved the cycle lane back from the Ashfield Road junction to the Dane Road junction of the A56 to help traffic flow.

Trafford Council has been reviewing cycle lanes in the area based on traffic data and yesterday adjusted the A56 scheme by moving it back to Sibson Road. The Council installed the cycle lanes during the Coronavius pandemic as a result of calls from the government to provide more road space for cycling and walking.

Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council, said: “Since the easing of lockdown, the traffic situation in Sale was becoming unmanageable so we have taken the decision to pull back the cycle lanes to Dane Road. We had followed Government advice to re-designate road space for walking and cycling and the scheme progressed with only minimal disruption to traffic in the initial stages. This has now changed so we have listened to people’s opinions and acted accordingly.”

The Council is actively working with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to provide an alternative cycle route from Sale through to Altrincham in addition to new temporary and permanent cycling infrastructure throughout the borough.

Posted on 24th June 2020

by Nosheen Haque